1930–31 Yorkshire Cup

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1930–31 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 15
Winners Leeds
Runners-up Huddersfield
Seasons

The 1930–31 Yorkshire Cup was the twenty-third occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held. Leeds won the trophy by beating Huddersfield in the final by the score of 10-2. This was Leeds' second of six victories in a period of ten years, during which time they won every Yorkshire Cup final in which they appeared.

Background[edit]

The Rugby Football League's Yorkshire Cup competition was a knock-out competition between (mainly professional) rugby league clubs from the county of Yorkshire. The actual area was at times increased to encompass other teams from outside the county such as Newcastle, Mansfield, Coventry, and even London (in the form of Acton & Willesden.
The Rugby League season always (until the onset of "Summer Rugby" in 1996) ran from around August-time through to around May-time and this competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in (or just before) December (The only exception to this was when disruption of the fixture list was caused during, and immediately after, the two World Wars)

Competition and results[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at fifteen. This in turn resulted in one bye in the first round.[1][2]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 7 matches (with one bye) and 15 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Sat 11 Oct 1930 Bradford Northern 5-5 Featherstone Rovers Birch Lane
2 Sat 11 Oct 1930 Bramley 4-9 Castleford Barley Mow
3 Sat 11 Oct 1930 Dewsbury 6-8 Huddersfield Crown Flatt
4 Sat 11 Oct 1930 Hull 18-5 Hunslet Boulevard [3]
5 Sat 11 Oct 1930 Leeds 22-2 Keighley Headingley
6 Sat 11 Oct 1930 Wakefield Trinity 14-0 Hull Kingston Rovers Belle Vue
7 Sat 11 Oct 1930 York 2-2 Halifax Clarence Street
8 Batley bye

Round 1 - replays[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Mon 13 Oct 1930 Halifax 9-6 York) Thrum Hall
R Wed 15 Oct 1930 Featherstone Rovers 49-12 Bradford Northern Post Office Road

Round 2 - quarter finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Tue 21 Oct 1930 Batley 2-12 Wakefield Trinity Mount Pleasant
2 Wed 22 Oct 1930 Huddersfield 8-6 Featherstone Rovers Fartown
3 Wed 22 Oct 1930 Leeds 2-2 Halifax Headingley
4 Thu 23 Oct 1930 Hull 12-8 Castleford Boulevard [3]

Round 2 - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Mon 27 Oct 1930 Halifax 2-12 Leeds Thrum Hall

Round 3 – semi-finals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Mon 3 Nov 1930 Huddersfield 9-5 Wakefield Trinity Fartown
2 Thu 6 Nov 1930 Hull 4-9 Leeds Boulevard [3]

Final[edit]

The final was played at Thrum Hall, Halifax, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 17,812 and receipts were £1,405.


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 22 November 1930 Leeds 10-2 Huddersfield Thrum Hall 17,812 1,405 1 [4][5]

Teams and scorers[6][edit]

Leeds Huddersfield
team unknown teams team unknown
1
2
3
Frank O'Rourke (position uncertain) 4 Leonard Bowkett
5
6
7
Arthur Thomas (position uncertain) 8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
? Coach ?
10 score 2
2 HT 2
Scorers
Tries
T
T
Goals
G Leonard Bowkett (1)
G
Drop Goals
DG
Referee unknown

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = two (2) points

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
                       
Hull 18
Hunslet 5
Hull 12
Castleford 8
Bramley 4
Castleford 9
Hull 4
Leeds 9
Leeds 22
Keighley 2
Leeds 2 (12)
Halifax 2 (2)
York) 2 (6)
Halifax 2 (9)
Leeds 10
Huddersfield 2
Dewsbury 6
Huddersfield 8
Huddersfield 8
Featherstone Rovers 6
Bradford Northern 5 (12)
Featherstone Rovers 5 (49)
Huddersfield 9
Wakefield Trinity 5
Batley
bye
Batley 2
Wakefield Trinity 12
Wakefield Trinity 14
Hull Kingston Rovers 0

Notes[edit]

1 * Thrum Hall was the home ground of Halifax with a final capacity of 9,832 (The attendance record of 29,153 was set on 21 March 1959 for a third round Challenge Cup tie v Wigan). The club finally moved out in 1998 to take part ownership and ground-share with Halifax Town FC at The Shay Stadium.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League Project". 
  2. ^ Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1991). John Player Yearbook 1975-76. Queen Anne Press. 
  3. ^ a b c "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results". 
  4. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8. 
  5. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X. 
  6. ^ "Huddersfield RL Heritage 1930–31" (PDF). 

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